Writing in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Writing Programs in Massachusetts


Around 0.2% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from writing degree programs every year. That means an estimated 356 writers graduate from Massachusetts' 16 writing schools each year.

Top Schools

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is located in Cambridge, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 9th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduated 2 students from its writing program. Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology paid $39,212 per year in tuition fees.

Boston University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a writing program. It is located in Boston. In 2010, Boston University graduated 21 students from its writing program. Boston University charged in-state students $39,864 in tuition fees per year.

Northeastern University, which is located in Boston, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a writing program. It received a ranking of 18th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northeastern University graduated 18 students from its writing programs. Tuition at Northeastern University was $36,792 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Massachusetts writing school, average tuition will be $25,849 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $7,053 per year to $41,982 per year. The Massachusetts writing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Hampshire College - located in Amherst, students are charged $41,299 per year
  3. Brandeis University - located in Waltham, students are charged $40,289 per year

The following Massachusetts writing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year
  2. Salem State University - located in Salem, students are charged $7,230 per year
  3. Fitchburg State University - located in Fitchburg, students are charged $7,800 per year

A writing degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

A large number of Massachusetts writing graduates become writers. In 2010, there were 970 writers working in Massachusetts. The largest populations of Massachusetts writers are working in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 700 writers
  2. Hartford County - 90 writers
  3. Windham County - 40 writers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of writers in Massachusetts will grow by 10%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 3,150 writers working in Massachusetts.

Salary

A writer in Massachusetts earns $61,840 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. writers in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $34,420 to $93,300 per year in 2010. On average a writer earns the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Bristol County - $65,180 per year
  2. Windham County - $58,840 per year
  3. Hartford County - $48,730 per year

On average, writers earns the least in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Hartford County - $48,730 per year
  2. Windham County - $58,840 per year
  3. Bristol County - $65,180 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in writing and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as writing or communications.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Writing in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Writing in Massachusetts

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Writers and Authors 970 $61,840 -11.8%
 

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